Period
to 11 December 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Business Analyst was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Business Analyst
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 644 690
Rank change year-on-year -100 +46 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Business Analyst 413 663 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 361 446 528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 153,074 172,554 178,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.04% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122,874 138,839 149,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

IT Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst.

Salary trend for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Business Analyst in the UK

IT Business Analyst
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Business Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -113 401 £50,750 +6.84% 43
London -59 227 £57,500 -4.17% 14
UK excluding London -49 181 £42,500 +3.66% 29
South East +29 73 £46,750 +10.00% 7
Midlands -2 36 £40,000 - 6
North of England +4 33 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands +27 21 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West +7 20 £42,500 +3.03% 4
North West -7 18 £42,500 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -26 15 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire +21 11 £36,404 -2.92% 1
East of England +13 11 £48,750 +21.88% 3
Wales +2 5 £30,000 -1.64%
North East - 4 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -9 3 £57,500 +35.29%

IT Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT Business Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring IT Business Analyst in the job title.

1 229 (55.45%) Business Analysis
2 180 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (29.30%) Finance
4 92 (22.28%) Project Management
5 83 (20.10%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (16.46%) Degree
8 62 (15.01%) Waterfall
9 61 (14.77%) SQL
10 55 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (11.14%) User Stories
12 45 (10.90%) SDLC
13 41 (9.93%) Banking
14 36 (8.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 35 (8.47%) Workshop Facilitation
15 35 (8.47%) ISEB
15 35 (8.47%) Workflow
16 34 (8.23%) ITIL
17 32 (7.75%) PRINCE2
17 32 (7.75%) Retail
18 31 (7.51%) Microsoft
19 28 (6.78%) Business Process Modelling
19 28 (6.78%) IT Strategy
20 27 (6.54%) Process Improvement
20 27 (6.54%) QA
21 26 (6.30%) Scrum
22 25 (6.05%) Validation
22 25 (6.05%) UML
23 24 (5.81%) SharePoint
23 24 (5.81%) BPMN

IT Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.97%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) Alfresco
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.48%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.24%) Appian
Applications
1 21 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.63%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) TrackWise
2 3 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Infor LN
3 2 (0.48%) Magento
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) Office 365
2 7 (1.69%) SaaS
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.21%) Veeva
4 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.24%) Apigee
5 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.48%) Intranet
1 2 (0.48%) SMS
2 1 (0.24%) Firewall
2 1 (0.24%) LAN
2 1 (0.24%) WAN
2 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.73%) Power BI
4 2 (0.48%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.48%) EDMS
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) MS Access
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Eclipse
1 6 (1.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.73%) Maven
2 3 (0.73%) Selenium
3 2 (0.48%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.24%) Hudson
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 121 (29.30%) Finance
2 41 (9.93%) Banking
3 32 (7.75%) Retail
4 20 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.12%) Front Office
6 8 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.69%) Games
8 6 (1.45%) Marketing
9 5 (1.21%) Advertising
9 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.97%) Back Office
10 4 (0.97%) Legal
10 4 (0.97%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.48%) Billing
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.42%) HTML
2 8 (1.94%) XML
3 6 (1.45%) Web Services
4 5 (1.21%) REST
5 4 (0.97%) .NET
5 4 (0.97%) FpML
6 3 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (20.10%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.87%) Fintech
3 15 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.39%) Derivative
5 13 (3.15%) Equities
5 13 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.91%) User Experience
7 11 (2.66%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.69%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 6 (1.45%) Online Games
11 4 (0.97%) PMI
12 3 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.48%) FMCG
13 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.24%) Mobile Banking
14 1 (0.24%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.73%) Linux
1 3 (0.73%) Windows
2 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (55.45%) Business Analysis
2 180 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (22.28%) Project Management
4 81 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (15.01%) Waterfall
6 55 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (11.14%) User Stories
8 45 (10.90%) SDLC
9 36 (8.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (8.47%) Workflow
10 35 (8.47%) Workshop Facilitation
11 34 (8.23%) ITIL
12 32 (7.75%) PRINCE2
13 28 (6.78%) Business Process Modelling
13 28 (6.78%) IT Strategy
14 27 (6.54%) Process Improvement
15 26 (6.30%) Scrum
16 25 (6.05%) UML
16 25 (6.05%) Validation
17 24 (5.81%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.77%) SQL
2 11 (2.66%) C#
3 5 (1.21%) Java
4 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.48%) C
4 2 (0.48%) C++
4 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (16.46%) Degree
2 35 (8.47%) ISEB
3 10 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.18%) CBAP
4 9 (2.18%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.45%) PMP
5 6 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.21%) APMP
6 5 (1.21%) IIBA
6 5 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.97%) CFA
7 4 (0.97%) HND
8 3 (0.73%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) APMG
9 2 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.48%) MBA
9 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.54%) QA
2 11 (2.66%) PMO
3 7 (1.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.69%) GxP
4 3 (0.73%) SLA
5 2 (0.48%) Basel II
5 2 (0.48%) GDPR
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.24%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (0.48%) PTC Integrity
1 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.66%) Oracle
3 10 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (2.42%) SAP
4 4 (0.97%) Cognos
5 3 (0.73%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.73%) IBM
6 2 (0.48%) Baan
6 2 (0.48%) Demandware
6 2 (0.48%) hybris
6 2 (0.48%) Infor
6 2 (0.48%) Murex
6 2 (0.48%) PTC
6 2 (0.48%) VMware
7 1 (0.24%) Aderant
7 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.24%) Charles River
7 1 (0.24%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.24%) Tableau
7 1 (0.24%) Unisys